aimpoint

noun

aim·​point ˈām-ˌpȯint How to pronounce aimpoint (audio)
plural aimpoints
: a precise location or a point on a target at which something (such as a guided missile) is aimed
… the delivery accuracy is a measure of the variation of the impact point about the intended aimpoint.George M. Siouris, Missile Guidance and Control Systems, 2004

Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aimpoint was in 1905

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“Aimpoint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aimpoint. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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